Metro-East News

Single-vehicle crash injures two in Washington County

Four people were taken to hospitals late Tuesday morning after a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 64 near Okawville.

A Washington County Sheriff’s Department employee said the scene of the crash, which took place on I-64 east at mile marker 38, had been cleared by the early afternoon.

Information sent out by Illinois State Police stated 45-year-old Jack Stanley, 41-year-old Jolene Stanley and 20-year-old Jessica Stanley — all from West Frankfurt — were treated at hospitals for minor injuries.

Melissa Hadden, 35, of Meeker, Colo., was also taken to a local hospitals for minor injuries.

ISP wrote that a 1998 Ford Explorer was driving east when its rear tire failed — the car then drove off the road and rolled into a ditch.

The driver, Austin Williams, 20, of Frankfurt was cited for operating an uninsured vehicle.

Emergency personnel from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Washington County Ambulance and the Illinois State Police responded to the scene just after 11 a.m. for a report of a one-vehicle roll-over with an ejection and five people trapped in the vehicle. The crash temporarily closed a portion of the interstate.

Don O’Brien: 618-239-2626, @DOBrienBND